Hello fellow chicken lovers

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Granny Hoffman, Jul 19, 2010.

  1. Granny Hoffman

    Granny Hoffman Songster

    Jul 19, 2010
    SE Michigan
    I am from the highly unemployed state of Michigan. I am very new to this chicken thing but I have fallen in love with them. I like to just sit and watch them peck and eat whatever they find.
    We started out with 20 meat chickens in the spring and that has bloomed to 1 Araucana rooster, 3 Araucana hens, 1 black sexlink, 2 silver sebrights, 3 Belgian D Uccle's, 3 new hampshire red's, 2 RIR, 2 bantam's, 3 gold laced Wyandotte's and 1 Barred Rock. We are trying to see which ones work together.
    I absolutely love this sight, I have learned so much information and I thank you.
    I do have one question though? When we got our 3 New Hampshire Red's they were laying every day, now no eggs for about 3 weeks, not sure what the problem might be. Any suggestions? It has been fairly warm here as of late, in the upper 80's to low 90's. [​IMG]

    Thank you
  2. chocolate m'scovy

    chocolate m'scovy Songster

    Jan 14, 2010
    [​IMG] As for the eggs, our girls have slowed down too. [​IMG] But I still hope you'll enjoy it here! This forum rocks! [​IMG]
  3. [​IMG] from California. A few of our hen are slowing down this time of year, even though we have little change in our weather here. In fact, it is cooler in July along the coast than in April and May. Give your hens greens and kitchen scraps if they are not free range, be sure they have shade and sprinkle them lightly with the hose when they get too hot. Hopefully they'll perk up soon! Best of luck! [​IMG]

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